Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – Colby College

School: Colby College
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024.

Colby is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and has 28 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level, and four programs (men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing) that compete at the Division I level. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over one-third of Colby’s 2,200 students participate in intercollegiate sports, and in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.

The College is home to a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex, which is among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center includes an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength and fitness center, training rooms, and coaching suites. Additionally, the College recently opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III.

The Colby College Department of Athletics is seeking an assistant women’s basketball coach beginning July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2025. The assistant women’s basketball coach’s responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all duties involved in running a competitive Division III basketball program. Colby College is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where every member of the community feels a sense of respect and belonging.


On-site coaching in games and practices, including organization and implementation of daily practices

Prepare film breakdown and analysis, and present analysis to team members

Plan and prepare for games

Contribute to strength and conditioning program, including one-on-one strength and conditioning work with student athletes

Provide support and encouragement to student athletes, including academic counseling and advising

Monitor academic progress of athletes

Recruit and retain talented athletes successfully

Research academic and athletic credentials

Build relationships with prospective student athletes and their families through email, phone and one-on-one meetings

Organize and implement recruit visits

Understand NCAA rules, compliance, and laws

Ensure safety and well-being of student athletes

Serve as an effective role model for college-age students

Assist with day-to-day operations of the women’s basketball program

Provide effective communication to head coach

Collaborate effectively with other Department of Athletics’ team members

Assist with the coordination of team travel

Attend and participate in department trainings pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion

Position will have a secondary assignment within the department

Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience

Previous experience coaching and or/competing at the collegiate level is highly desirable

Committed to the values of a liberal arts education

Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering

Must be organized, take initiative, and utilize strong time management skills

Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements

Ability to travel for team practices, competition, and scouting in and out of state

Strong positive communication and interpersonal skills with all levels

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to excel as a member of a diverse community


This position has significant interaction with high school and college student athletes and their families, as well as coaches and administrators.


Operates on turf, courts, gymnasium, and training rooms. General open office and campus environment. Position involves both sitting, movement, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds in coaching and training situations. Frequent travel and early morning/evening/weekend work is required.


Successful and satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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